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Richard S. Humphries

January 3, 2018

Richard S. HumphriesRichard S. Humphries, 93, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in Virginia.

Burial in Brookside Cemetery will be at the convenience of his family. There are no calling hours or funeral and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Richard was born in Watertown on March 4, 1924, son of Sterling and Lorna Snyder Humphries and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He served honorably in the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, from August 4, 1944 to August 8, 1946. He was proud being a combat pilot of a B17 during WWII. After the service he attended Clarkson University for Civil Engineering.

On August 28, 1947 he married Eva Simpson at Trinity Episcopal Church and Mrs. Humphries died March 8, 1996. For many years Richard worked as an engineer for NYS DOT, retiring in 1984.

He is survived by two children, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Richard's name be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#3 Michael Niezabytoski 2018-01-09 19:08
Dave and Deb, My thoughts are with you. I always enjoyed talking with your Dad. He was a good man. Miss You. Nez
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#2 Michele Monnat 2018-01-09 13:49
So sorry to hear this. I always loved spending time with him and Eva. They were the best Step-grandparen ts ever. I miss those days. Dave I miss you bunches and wish I was there for you. Give your sister a hug for me please. He will be missed by many. Much love to you all!
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#1 Linda Dobransky 2018-01-08 10:44
I live a couple houses away from where Dick and his parents lived for many years. I clearly remember Sterling and Lorna and what wonderful people they were. I still miss them very much. Dick was also a good neighbor and a good man. He will be missed.
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